I haven't been doing much yard work due to my back issues, but one thing I can do is crawl around on my knees. This job calls for plenty of that.
I didn't re-cut the edges this year with a shovel like edging tool, Since I have left them in pretty good shape last fall, I figured I could just get by with re-cuttting with my long handled grass sheers, cutting just a bit into the sod. The worked pretty well.
We have a big lawn with a LOT of edges, so I spread this work over three or four days, interrupted with that day trip to Whidbey Island. I cut a section and then with bucket and trowel, cleaned up the trimmings and weeded out weeds and straying grass from the edges. That's the hands and knees part.
I finished on Friday afternoon in the sunshine. This morning a light rain is falling, making everything glow. We haven't had any rain all month so it is a welcome change. Besides, I overdid it yesterday in the push to get the job finished, so today is a rest day.
Here's how it looks though. My OCD is calmed for now.
I'm hoping the cooler weather will slow down the tulips. I don't want them to go away too fast.
As of this week, we have leaves! The Japanese maples are so beautiful at this stage.
And about that Zoom part. Yesterday being Friday and also granddaughter Irene's birthday, we book ended the day with Zoom meet ups. Our breakfast group has been getting together electronically via zoom, and we are having fun with it. 40 minutes goes fast.
Irene had a Zoom party with four of her besties during the day after they arrived at the Whidbey cabin. BTW, at the same time, Isaac was taking a math test remotely. Technology is playing an important role in keeping us together these days
In the evening we had a Zoom birthday party with Irene and her two sets of grandparents and her Aunt Jan.
We sang Happy Birthday, watched her blow out her 15 candles, and open her cards and gifts. We laughed and had fun.